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  • The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement 2022 — WHA Summary

    Clarifying the Government’s economic focus after the confusion following the Mini Budget U-turns, the Chancellor championed the Government’s three economic priorities: stability, growth and public services. Amidst the backdrop of an economy in recession and struggling with the consequences of record inflation levels, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt delivered his Autumn Statement today. Clarifying the Government’s economic focus […]

  • WHA Mini-Budget Summary

    Chancellor Kwarteng reveals plan for tax cuts in mini-budget Kwasi Kwarteng was appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer on 6 September 2022 amidst a turbulent time for the Conservative Government, and within the wider context of financial hardship for many individuals and businesses. Chancellor Kwarteng’s first task was to deliver a mini-budget — effectively an emergency […]

  • German Travel newspaper fvw International interviewed Jakov Dolic, senior underwriter, Arcus Solutions (t&g’s European division) expansion into Germany

    More choice in insolvency protection by Jochen Eversmeier Friday, September 16, 2022 The former Swiss Re and Zurich specialist for travel price hedging Jakov Dolic is building up business in the German market for Arcus Solutions. With Arcus Solutions, a provider from abroad is entering the German hedging market for travel providers. He wants to […]

  • The State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II will be a National Bank Holiday

    It has now been confirmed that the state funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II will be on Monday 19th September 2022, which will also be a national bank holiday. The government have advised that this will allow individuals, businesses and other organisations to pay their respects to Her Majesty and commemorate her reign, while marking […]

  • Travel & General Insurance is extending its services into Europe

    Travel & General Insurance Services (t&g), part of the Assured Underwriting Group, the main travel bond specialist in the UK for the past 40 years is opening a European bonding division under the name Arcus Solutions. Arcus Solutions is established in France and is recognised by regulators in Ireland, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden […]

  • Employers and Living with Covid

    The 1st of April 2022 saw Covid guidance ending and some major changes to how we as a society live with covid being implemented. Asymptomatic testing has been abolished altogether for most of the population and with free lateral flows also stopping from 1st April 2022, this will mean that there are more people than […]

  • The Pandemic and the Law – Inching Toward Clarity?

    There is no doubt that the Package Travel Regulations 2018 (PTRs) were not written with a Pandemic in mind. But despite that, the PTRs are the law which regulates the travel industry, who with their  legal advisers have had to do their best to interpret how the PTRs apply in a raft of situations for […]

  • WHA Spring Statement Summary

    The Chancellor’s Spring Statement was delivered amidst dire social and economic circumstances. Living costs continue to increase at an alarming rate; the levels of inflation escalating to the highest in 30 years within an economy struggling to find its feet after the Coronavirus pandemic. Events played out on an international level will also have consequences […]

  • Travlaw: There’s now a ‘Tipping’ Point for Staff Gratuities!

    Previously in respect of tips given to staff, the UK Government pledged to take action. In 2016 they started a consultation on tips, gratuities, cover and service charges. In 2018 they announced their intention to legislate, to provide that tips left for workers are retained in full by those workers. The government estimates that this new […]

  • Travlaw: End of Furlough!

    As the sun sets on the  government’s furlough scheme which will end in exactly 15 days’ time on the 30 September, the government has updated its guidance for employers on the Coronavirus Job Retention scheme. However before you all get excited, it’s not an extension to the current scheme, but rather what employers will need to consider […]

  • ABTOT Associate Smart Currency’s latest Quarterly Forecast

    Smart Currency supports ABTOT Members/ T&G clients to make the best decisions for their business by helping them understand FX risk, and how to manage it. Their forecasts are designed to educate finance managers on political and economic movements, and how the uncertainty of the currency markets can affect businesses. In this Quarterly Forecast for […]